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Steelworkers cheer Mexican court ruling clearing union leader Gomez Urrutia

The ruling clearing independent union leader Napoleon Gomez Urrutia of all remaining charges, paves the way for him to return to daily presidency of his union, Los Mineros.

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Union cheers mass transit advocate’s election in Canada

Wynne swept to victory in the voting in Canada's largest province, home to approximately one of every three Canadians. 

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Unity was their cry: fast food workers go global

Tattooed teenagers joined with their sign-carrying elders as part of the global fast food workers' strike. Like an idea whose time has come, there was no holding back this group.

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Fast food workers strike in 150 U.S. cities and 36 countries

"It feels good to be a part of history. It's been a year that fast-food workers first went on strike for $15 and a union and now our movement has spread all over the world."

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Fast food protests to go global May 15

Demonstrations are planned for New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and 147 other U.S. cities and also on five other continents.

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Ukrainian rightists burn alive 39 at Odessa union building

Some 1,000 Ukrainian rightists surrounded, stormed, and burned the House of Trade Unions in Odessa last Friday, killing 39 pro-Russia demonstrators in the building.

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Bangladeshi workers seek support from U.S. students

"I saw many of my co-workers, trapped like a sandwich, one upon the other. It's true that I survived, but I saw many of my co-workers die."

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U.S. unionists back domestic worker from India

A group of U.S. unionists made it quite clear to India's ambassador to the U.S. that his nation's diplomats should stop treating their own domestic workers as serfs.

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Today in labor history: The International Labor Organization founded

After the devastation of WWI, a commission was established to pursue a vision based on the premise that universal, lasting peace can be established only if it is based on social justice, and the ILO was founded.

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Puerto Rican teachers strike to oppose attack on pensions

Thousands of elementary and secondary school teachers in Puerto Rico carried out a two day strike to protest a raid on their pension plans.

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